US needs overseas partners to resolve domestic problems: Obama

July 26th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Barack Obama
London, July 26 (Xinhua) The US needs the help of overseas partners to solve its domestic problems, US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said here Saturday. “The reason that I thought this trip was important as I am convinced that many issues we face at home are not going to be solved as effectively unless we have strong partners abroad,” he told a news conference.

Commenting on his meeting with British Prime Minister Gorden Brown, Obama said, “We share the same language and the same belief and Britain and the US have gone through the world wars together and share same views on the world order.”

Obama also discussed climate change, international terrorism and the Middle East situation with Brown on the last leg of his “world tour”.

Earlier, he also met with former prime minister Tony Blair.

The aim of his tour is believed to respond to the criticism that he is “naive and innocent” in foreign policy.

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